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Arctic Cooling Alpine 11
7.1 out of 10

Arctic Cooling Alpine 11

The Alpine 11 Rev. 2 is compatible with Intel Socket 775, 1155 a Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 11

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Overall 4
4.0

Noisy

Tim C., Newegg
2 June 2015
  • Summary: I'll be removing it and throwing it out.
  • Pros: Not much, its barely cooler than the stock fan. Probably only because it is clean and has new thermal compound. I'll bet the stock fan will be better once I clean it and reinstall it.
  • Cons: As stated elsewhere it has an annoying higher pitch whine. It is quieter than the stock fan, but the whine drives you nuts where the stock fan is acceptable as white noise in the background.
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Overall 10
10

Nice cooler

Anonymous, Newegg
7 May 2015
  • Pros: Cooler works well, better than expected. Idle temps dropped a full 5-7C. Under load I went from 65-68c to under 60c even after long gaming sessions on an over clocked i5 3570k. Quiet and looks nice, very pleased with purchase. I have used ARTIC products in the past, all have been of good quality.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

No Go for LGA775 Board

Bradley O., Newegg
6 May 2015
  • Summary: Since I cannot connect it to my board, I cannot use it. And that makes it worth no more than if they had just sent me a rock. It was $10 so it isn't worth sending it back. Now I have to find something else and go even longer without my computer.
  • Pros: It looks nice.
  • Cons: I purchased this fan for a Foxconn G33M02 motherboard with an LGA775 socket. The motherboard had screw holes which were way too small for these little plastic thingies that are fundamental to getting the fan working. For a few pennies more they could have added some screws that could make this wo...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Dietrich F., Newegg
1 May 2015
  • Pros: Bought for an old i5 2500 build. With stock cooler, it was getting over 80C on max load. Went online to find the cheapest viable alternative, found this product. Came with everything needed for installation, and the installation itself went very smoothly. Stock fan idle was around 43C to over 80C...
  • Cons: Only ran into a very minor issue with a RAM slot being a bit too close to the CPU, ended up sanding down the extra plastic on the fan base. Fit fine afterwards.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but..

orlando r., Newegg
25 April 2015
  • Pros: Quiet, fits good, and good price.
  • Cons: Doesn't come with fan/sink screws to bolt fan to supplied plastic base.I had to custom find my own which made my CPU overheat and shut down after 30 seconds. I ended taking those off and setting the case flat because I didn't have screws to mount fan properly. I take 1 egg off because they could ...
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Overall 8
8.0

It's better than a stock cooler, and quiet.

Jason H., Newegg
9 April 2015
  • Summary: I bought this as I dislike Intel stock coolers - they are noisy, mostly cheap plastic, and the push-pins are a pain to get into the mother board. You feel like you're going to crack the mother board with that junk. This cooler has a good weight to it, mostly metal, the fan is nice and quiet.
  • Pros: * Quiet even under load * Cheap * Better than the stock cooler
  • Cons: * Doesn't lower temps from stock, but will keep them in an okay range under normal or slightly OC'd load. * I'm used to some film over the thermal paste, or applying paste myself - but once out of the plastic, paste is right on the bottom of the cooler.
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Overall 10
10

Great product

Daniel S., Newegg
2 April 2015
  • Pros: Very easy install. Bought to replace the stock cooler for an i5-4570. The most taxing thing I do is video encoding and temps would range anywhere from 55-60 degrees C. While not alarming, I thought why not spend $10 and get a little more life out of the CPU. After an easy install on a uATX board ...
  • Cons: Maybe the only drawback is no copper for heat conductivity, but with the performance I'm seeing it's more of an wish. Can't beat the performance for $10
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Overall 4
4.0

Q6600 stepping idles at 50C

Eddie L., Newegg
3 March 2015
  • Pros: It works
  • Cons: Temps are to high to consider overclocking later which is what I planned to do
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Overall 8
8.0

Tight Fit

Ronald S., Newegg
27 February 2015
  • Pros: Well made, nice appearance, works great, very quiet. Heat sink comes with pre-applied thermal compound.
  • Cons: Mounting bracket interfered with the nearby memory card on Dell Studio XPS. The front mounting bracket holes would not line up with the mounting holes in the motherboard due to contact interference with the nearest memory card. Problem was resolved by removing excess material from the mounting br...
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Overall 10
10

Cool and quiet

Stephen C., Newegg
10 February 2015
  • Summary: If you are looking for a quiet, cost effective, efficient, but not over the top cooler, than this is the one for you. It is much better than any stock cooler. Unless you are going to overclock your CPU like crazy than there's no reason to not buy this for your standard CPU cooling care.
  • Pros: -Ultra Quiet. -Keeps my i7 4970k Haswell cool. -Easy installation. -Artic MX-4 Thermal pre-applied. -Inexpensive - Got it for $10.
  • Cons: -None I can think of at this time.
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